President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over an emergency National Security Council meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Although the agenda of the meeting, which is holding at the First Lady’s Conference Room appears unknown, the meeting is expected to review the current security situation in the country.
According to reports, this is the first security meeting since the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.
The meeting has in attendance, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; Ministers of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (rtd); Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffery Onyema: and the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd).
Others are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo; Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai; the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and other presidential aides.
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It can be recalled that a few days ago, President Buhari, also presided over the Police Council meeting to discuss the worsening security situation across the country and the confirmation of Usman Alkali Baba, as the Acting Inspector General of Police.